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Jameson Taillon 
Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher




 

                                                                                                                                                                           

   

What advice do you have for an aspiring baseball pitcher?

It's just a game.  You have to start somewhere.  Have fun!  If you work hard, your dream can be achieved.  If you dream big, you can make it.  This has been my dream since I was 5 years old.

 

What is your career highlight so far?

Winning the gold medal in Venezuela with Team USA.  It was a group of guys that only knew each other for 3 weeks.  We really meshed well.  We had a common goal of winning for our country.  This will stay with me for the rest of my life.

 

Who were your heroes growing up?

Both of my parents.  You don't realize it at the time.  All they did for me and all the sacrifices that they made to get me to practice and games.  They missed many events and weddings in the process.  They took me to Baseball USA in Houston 3x per week, this is an hour each way.  I can't thank them enough.  My baseball role model would be Josh Beckett.  He went to high school close to me and we have similar bodies and stuff.

 

What do you like to do in your free time?

I have a lot of free time in the off-season.  I like to fish, golf, relaxing, and playing acoustic guitar.  I'm so serious about what I do.  It is nice to step back and relax once in a while.

 

What is on your ipod?

Tons of stuff.  I'm from Texas, so I like Country and Southern Rock.  Before games I like Linkin Park, POD and Audioslave.  I'm not really into Rap.  John Mayer is probably my favorite musician.  I've seen him live about 3 times now..

 

What is the hardest pitch to master?  Will we ever see you pitch a knuckleball?

Change-up.  Probably because I have been throwing it for the shortest amout of time.  I've thrown my fastball and curveball for a long time.  In high school, you can get away with throwing the ball by people.  In the pro's, you need another pitch.  I have been working really hard at it.  I don't think I'll ever throw a knucklball, my pitching coaches would kill me.